Using Graphic Design to Help Tell it All

When we speak of graphics, we’re looking at visual representations of items we’re talking about in the content, or text, of our training. Such items can be colorful, full of variety, and can be anything including symbols, icons, stock photographs, graphs, and much more. Basically, you want to draw the learner’s attention to some concept.... View Article

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How to Use Twitter to Network with Professionals

To be honest, there are some days when our most exciting interactions happen between us and our four-legged co-workers. As a company who works remotely we understand how isolating working from home can be — not to mention boring! To fight the monotony and prevent total loss of all social cues we’ve found the perfect... View Article

A Performance Consulting Approach to Instructional Design

Why does it matter anyway? A couple months weeks ago, I commented here that my career in instructional design was born “out of a desire to make things better.” While reminiscing on those early days, I realized that while I’m still here today for the exact reasons I was all those years ago, my means... View Article

Ask the Right Questions, Get the Right Training

I’ve long held a belief that the solution to every problem is to ask the right question. My theory holds true for most aspects of life, but it really works when the problem is determining the ideal training solution. Let’s review a sampling of questions that we at ttcInnovations ask — good questions that lead... View Article

Creative Presentation Ideas

Do you ever wish your training came out with all the sleek, hip, and glory of a Lexus commercial? Well, there’s a way to do it! Here’s a few creative presentation ideas that will help you build a narrated visual presentation that sparkles. A creative presentation sparkles when it has narration, graphics, on-screen words and... View Article

Make Your VILTS More Effective with Neuroscience Part II

Click here to read the first article in the Neuroscience series. Educators have long known that a motivated learner has a greater chance of success, but the reason for this observed fact was only recently discovered. When learners expect to gain important skills, they come to a learning event with a heightened level of attention... View Article

Goodbye Butterfly, Hello New Logo!

The end of the butterfly… For the past eight years ttcInnovations has proudly flown our butterfly along with our name. However, over the past six months we have been working hard to reevaluate our brand. We realized that the butterfly really doesn’t represent who we are as a company any longer. Through our branding work,... View Article

Make Your VILTS More Effective with Neuroscience

A survey conducted by the Society of Applied Learning Technology (SALT) reports that “the vast majority” of companies plan to expand their use of Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) in the near future. Yet only twenty percent of these same companies find this delivery medium to be very effective. So why do they keep doing... View Article

#myIDstory Favorites

Over the past week we’ve asked you to share your instructional design stories with us using the hashtag #myIDstory. To help get you started we posed the following questions: What led you to become an instructional designer (ID)? Did you start your career as an ID? If you could tell yourself before you began your... View Article

Tell Us Your Story | #myIDstory

Earlier this week we stumbled on this post discussing Cammy Bean’s The Accidental Instructional Designer  book release. As soon as we started reading, we discovered there’s one thing that Cammy Bean has in common with just about every instructional designer out there — including us! “The eLearning industry is filled with people who fell into... View Article

Five Common Grammatical Mistakes Instructional Designers Make

When writing training material, we sometimes overlook small details in favor of the overall big picture. Simply rereading your content before sending it to the next set of hands can help you catch mistakes you might have missed the first time around. Keep this list of the five most common (and easily fixable) grammatical errors... View Article